Tragedy as young twin, 25, takes his life while attending a funeral as shocked mourners and paramedics try desperately to save him – leaving family and friends shattered: ‘I just wish you called me’

  • Spike Porter, 25, took his own life at funeral service in Gold Coast on Tuesday
  • Shattered loved ones have shared tributes while a GoFundMe has been set up
  • One friend said they wished Mr Porter saw himself the way others did 

Shattered family and friends have remembered a beloved young man who tragically took his own life while attending a funeral.

Spike Porter, 25, had been at a service at the Pimpama Island Cemetery in the Gold Coast on Tuesday.

Mr Porter was in the back of a car in the procession when the incident unfolded, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported.

Paramedics and witnesses desperately tried to save Mr Porter but he died from critical head injuries. 

Shattered family and friends have remembered 25-year-old Spike Porter who tragically took his own life while attending a funeral

Heartbroken loved ones have since paid tribute to the young man. 

One friend said he would cherish the time they had spent together.

‘I just wish you f**king called me,’ they wrote.

Another mate said Mr Porter had a heart ‘too big’ for this world.

Mr Porter is seen with his twin brother Eddie. Heartbroken friends and family have paid tribute to Mr Porter on social media

Mr Porter is seen with his twin brother Eddie. Heartbroken friends and family have paid tribute to Mr Porter on social media

‘I wish you were here now, so you could see how much love and respect everyone has for you,’ they said.

‘I wish you could of seen yourself and loved yourself in the same way that we all see and love you.’

‘Lost for words over another life lost in this way. Your fight is over and you can rest easy. My heart is shattered for your entire family and all your friends,’ said another distraught friend.

Another said their heart was ‘aching’ over the news. 

‘No measure of time will ever heal the whole you’ve left in me. To say you will be missed doesn’t quite cut it, I will remember and think of you for the rest of my days,’ shared another loved one.

Mr Porter’s twin brother Eddie shared a photo of the pair laughing together.

A GoFundMe page has since been set up to help support his family as they try to deal with their loss. 

So far more than $20,000 has been raised.

‘Spike is a son, a brother, a twin, an uncle, and loved by us all. He means so much to everyone and will be forever missed,’ the fundraiser’s organise Bridie Pipe wrote. 

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A GoFundMe page has been set up and has since raised more than $20,000 for Mr Porter's family

A GoFundMe page has been set up and has since raised more than $20,000 for Mr Porter’s family

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